Dental Commissioning Statistics, England – March 2018

These statistics show the volume of Units of Dental Activity (UDAs) commissioned by the 14 Local Offices as at the end of March 2018, for the upcoming 12 months.


UDAs are a measure of the amount of work done during dental treatment. More complex dental treatments count for more UDAs than simpler ones.


The figures are broken down into two groups:

  • UDAs commissioned where the dental service is being provided;
  • UDAs commissioned in contracts not yet delivering services (for example, UDAs in new contracts, where the contract has been signed but the dental activity has not yet started).

Key findings this quarter:

  • 87.6 million UDAs had been commissioned as at 30th March 2018.
  • This is a decrease of 16,000 (-0.02%) compared to UDAs commissioned in December 2017, and a decrease of 876,000 (-1.0%) compared to March 2017.
  • UDAs commissioned but not yet delivering services represent 0.05% of all UDAs commissioned as at March 2018.


For more detailed analysis:


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DC01 March 2018 Detailed Paper (DOCX, 682KB)

Dental Commissioning 2018-03 (XLS, 15KB)

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